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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Myneni Documents Extensive Leaf Growth Worldwide Due to Global Warming

Professor of Earth & Environment Ranga Myneni co-authored a study that shows significant greening of a quarter to one-half of the Earth’s vegetated lands due to increased CO2 fertilization.

April 27th, 2016 in Faculty, Features, Global, Research 0 comments

CAS Launches New Asian Studies Major

BU's Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA) has launched an innovative new major in Asian Studies. The new major provides a broad, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspective on how Asian peoples, nations, states, regions, and diasporas have developed. Unlike the East Asian Studies major, which is being phased out, Asian Studies encompasses South and Southeast Asia in addition to East Asia.

February 3rd, 2015 in CAS, Faculty, Global, Students 0 comments

Russian-Israeli Composer Takes Up Residence at BU

The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies is pleased to announce that Russian-Israeli composer Matti Kovler will serve as its first composer-in-residence this spring. During the residency, Dr. Kovler will work on a new opera, collaborate with students, and direct two performances on campus.

February 3rd, 2015 in Faculty, Features, Global 0 comments

Internationally Acclaimed Russian Poet Vera Pavlova Visits CAS

Internationally acclaimed Russian poet Vera Pavlova visited campus during the fall semester to work with students on creative writing in Russian. Her work has been translated into twenty-three languages, and Pavlova is the author of eighteen poetry collections.

January 9th, 2015 in CAS, Features, Global, Students 0 comments

MAVEN Arrives at Mars with Help of CAS Faculty

A year after its 442 million-mile journey began, the MAVEN explorer entered Mars orbit on September 19. Three CAS professors from the Center for Space Physics have been integrally involved in the project, the first mission dedicated to studying Mars’ upper atmosphere.

December 4th, 2014 in Faculty, Features, Global, Research 0 comments

Conference on Sea Level Rise Draws Over 200 to BU

More than 200 attendees and speakers from around the world came together at the Metcalf Trustee Center for BU’s first conference on Sea Level Rise and the Future of Coastal Cities.

December 4th, 2014 in Faculty, Features, Global, Research, Students 0 comments

Farouk El-Baz Tapped by Egypt President

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi chose CAS Professor Farouk El-Baz as one of 16 renowned academics and experts for his advisory council.

October 16th, 2014 in Features, Global 0 comments

Author Ha Jin Opens Up About His Life and Work

Creative Writing Professor Ha Jin is a critically acclaimed poet, novelist, and short story writer who grew up in the chaos of China during the Cultural Revolution. In an exclusive interview, he discusses how those experiences influenced his work and career.

May 2nd, 2014 in CAS, Faculty, Features, Global 1 comment

Teachable Moments in Gator Country

Biology curriculum adds class on amphibians and reptiles, including a field trip to Florida that gets students up close and personal with scaly swamp-dwellers. Watch the video!

April 1st, 2014 in Faculty, Features, Global, Research, Students 0 comments

BU Study Shows Kids Understand Complex Science

Deborah Kelemen's innovative approach introduced five-to-eight year-olds to the concept of natural selection using a story book, and the children showed remarkable comprehension.

March 11th, 2014 in Faculty, Features, Global, Research 0 comments